South Korea protesters clash with police at a rally marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in downtown Seoul. Photograph:  Yon Hap/EPA

South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where demonstrators hoped to demand a more vi(...)

Family members of passengers on   the sunken Sewol ferry struggle with a security officer  at the  trial of  ferry crew members at Gwangju District Court, Gwangju, South Korea, today. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/Reuters

Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial today on charges ranging from neg(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holds up a pistol as he supervises  North Korea People's Army firing drills, in this still image taken from video footage released yesterday by the North's state-run television KRT. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has advised embassies to consider moving staff out of the country and warned it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats after Apri(...)